Banana chocolate roti

Banana chocolate roti on Koh Chang, Thailand

In July 2013 I decided to quit my job in Canada and follow my wife to Cairo, Egypt, so that she could pursue her dream of teaching abroad.  Originally from small town Northern Ontario, I received my Bachelor of Science (2001) and Masters Degree (2003), both in Kinesiology, from the University of Guelph.  Later I decided to return to school to obtain my Registered Dietitian certification from the University of Alberta in Edmonton.  I have been a practicing Dietitian since 2009 and am currently registered with the College of Dietitians of Alberta.  Prior to moving to Cairo I was the Coordinator of the Human Nutrition Research Unit at the University of Alberta.

In the summer of 2016 my wife and I moved back to Canada.  The experience in Egypt was fantastic but we were both missing some of the comforts of home.  That said, I think the lifestyle of living in a foreign land got its hooks in us.  Here’s hoping our next “abroad experience” isn’t too far away!

I’ll still plan to blog (albeit probably not as frequently as before), so hopefully you’ll continue to follow and enjoy!

Marcus O’Neill, MSc RD




  1. Pretty Little Grub · January 29, 2014

    I just stumbled upon your blog. What a unique story! I also went to the U of A for my Degree & Dietetic Internship. I am so hoping to get an opportunity to work abroad so I will definitely be following your blog to see how your journey unfolds.

    • marcusoneill79 · January 30, 2014

      Thanks for the follow. Hope you enjoy it. And if you have any questions about working abroad, don’t hesitate to ask!

  2. b2sit · May 3, 2015

    Wow, I’m going to have to start following your blog. I’m also a Dietitian that is working in Toronto Ontario, now I’m considering working as an RD abroad!

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